Analysis: What ails Cambodia’s mental health system?

Analysis: What ails Cambodia’s mental health system? – IRIN, March 12, 2012
…But it is not only the genocide – which killed at least two million people, or one-third of the population then – that haunts survivors, but also the violence that preceded it, said Chhim Sotheara, a psychiatrist and head of one of the main local NGOs working in mental health, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO).
“We have all been touched by trauma. Our psychological courage has been broken,” he said, in a rough translation of the local Khmer concept known as “baksabat”…

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